Start your outdoor adventure by learning the basics of how to take care of yourself and the environment when you're exploring the outdoors, preparing a snack without a fire, tying basic knots, making a sit-upon, hiking a local park, caring for a scraped knee, and more.
Camp and Outdoors
You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.
You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.
Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.
Within the heart of every Girl Scout is the desire to discover and explore her world. At Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Outdoor Adventures challenge girls to become future leaders who are adaptable and experienced, and who explore the great outdoors and beyond.
Want to embrace the outdoors with your troop but not sure where to start? The Outdoor Progression Patch (shown above) will walk you through the steps to leading your troop to outdoor success. Join the single match club, learn survival skills, go from “glamper” to backpacker – seven levels will keep you and your troop busy learning and becoming Masters of the Outdoors.
Download the full curriculum here, or click on the menu below to learn about each level of the patch.
Level 1: Fire Starter
Level 2: Nature Novice
Level 3: Adventurer
Level 4: Intermediate Camper
Level 5: Outdoor Explorer
Level 6: Expert Camper
Level 7: Master of the Outdoors
MORE OUTDOORS OPPORTUNITIES
While you're earning your Outdoor Adventures Progression Patch, we have even more outdoor exploration waiting just outside your door!
Intrepid Journey Program
High Adventure Team
Other Outdoor Events
OUTDOOR SKILL-BUILDING VIDEOS
Are you new to hiking and camping? Maybe a little nervous about taking girls on an outdoor journey for the first time? Don't worry! These videos from GSUSA will help you prepare for a fun, safe adventure with your girls. (And be sure to read our Safety Checkpoints for specific safety guidelines on everything from archery to whitewater rafting.)
Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
Taking the Journeys Outside
Planning Your Troop's First Campout
Introduction to Campsite Set-up
Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
How to Leave No Trace Outdoors